Obituaries are a service of Brainard Funeral Home and cremation center, with locations in Wausau and Weston.

Patty “Cozzie” Grimm

Patty “Cozzie” Grimm, 52, of Wausau, entered into eternal rest on October 3, 2019.

Patty leaves behind her soul mate Tom Grimm; daughters Ani and Seta; parents Tish and Bob Cosentino; sisters Teresa (Todd) Connolly, Ann (Dan) Lemmer and Chris (Bill Hewett) Cosentino; step-daughters Kate and Emily; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by nephew Gio Robert Cosentino; uncle Fr. Jack Cosentino and her beloved dog Anoush.

Friends are invited to share their memories of Patty with her family during visitation at St. Anne Parish, 700 W. Bridge Street, Wausau on Monday, October 7 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Mass will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 8, 2019. Fr. Steve Brice will officiate the service. Patty will be laid to rest following services at Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Patty’s name can be made to the Marathon County Historical Society, 410 McIndoe Street, Wausau, WI 54403 or Pine Grove Cemetery, 1501 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403. Those wishing to send floral arrangements are requested to use the following link

Patty’s family wishes to thank Detective Jim Martin, Deputy Megan Sowinski and Chaplain Duane Hamilton along with the Wausau Police Department, Marathon County Sheriff’s Department, as well as the other first responders and emergency response teams that assisted during this time. Their dedication, care, and compassion are deeply appreciated.

Brainard Funeral Home- Wausau Chapel is assisting the family. To share memories and condolences with Patty’s family, please visit

Kari Laine Kilian

Kari Kilian

Beloved Kari Laine Kilian, only 46 years of age, passed away on October 1, 2019, in Madison, Wisconsin, of a brain hemorrhage. Known for her keen intellect, exceptionally kind heart, and perseverance in all things, Kari’s body failed her prematurely, but her spirit was never broken.

Kari was born in Rochester, Minnesota, to Terry and Tom Kilian on September 12, 1973. She grew up in Wausau, Wisconsin, proceeding to earn her bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Retail from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point (UWSP). Bilingual, Kari was passionate about Latin American languages and cultures, living in Mexico City as a young woman, and carrying her proficiencies into later personal and business life.

Following numerous academic and professional accomplishments, Kari was overcome by serious health issues at a relatively young age. Though her own medical burdens were physically disabling, Kari’s kindness and giving to others never dimmed, nor did her steadfast strength. She will forever be remembered as one who never cowered to a difficult challenge or ceased to vigorously defend her convictions in the face of adversity or power.

Kari is survived by her siblings, Jackie Sullivan and Tom Kilian; her parents Terry Kilian-Lewandowski and Tom Kilian; her stepfather, Don Lewandowski; her stepmother, Sandi Lugiewicz-Kilian; her uncle, Jon Massad; and her niece and nephew, Ashleigh Sullivan and Connor Sullivan.

Private family services are being held. Brainard Funeral Home – Wausau Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at